AB Agri outperforms AB Sugar

A trading statement from Associated British Foods, ahead of full year results in November, points to a good year for the agriculture businesses, while its sugar interests suffered from low EU sugar prices. The Group says that AB Agri revenues will be “well ahead” of...

MPs call for E10 biofuel

A number of MPs from the cross party Environment Select Committee of the House of Commons are calling for the government to introduce a 10% biofuel blend (E10)for UK road fuels by the end of the year. Vivergo Fuels owner British Sugar has warned that the future of the...

Record UK sugar beet yields

The 2017/18 sugar beet campaign, which ended with factory closures just before Easter, saw record beet yield achieved, says British Sugar. The average crop yield was 83.4 tonnes of beet per hectare, up from the previous record of 79.8 tonnes/hectare. The overall...

Yorkshire beet factory talks break down

The new sugar beet factory proposed in North Yorkshire is looking less likely after the breakdown of discussions over the sale of the site, owned by North Yorkshire County Council, reports the Yorkshire Post. Dubai-based sugar refiner Al Khaleej International...